Our Group Correspondence Course Desert Strands with teacher Becky Autry combines 18 different stitches with blocks of Russian drawn thread. Russian drawn thread is similar to other filet techniques found in needlework from various European countries. There are basically four components of the design; corner triangles, diamond points, center and borders. The piece can either be framed and/or hemstitched.
Desert Strands can be stitched using the colors selected by the teacher to reflect the stitcher’s vison of desert colors. Students are encouraged to select their own color palette by first selecting an overdyed fiber of their choice and then selecting coordinating colors in cotton floss. Students are also encouraged to create their own design for the Russian drawn thread grid. This is a good project for the advanced beginner to intermediate stitcher.
Desert Strands Information
Project: Picture, wall hanging or pillow insert
Size: 9.25” x 9.25”
Supplies: 15”x15” 28 count linen, Caron Waterlilies (2 skeins), Kreink Silk Bella (2 spools) or #12 pearl cotton to match linen, #8 pearl cotton to match linen, 3 skeins cotton floss complimenting the Caron Waterlilies.
Colors: Shades of purple, brown and green or student’s choice
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Time: 4 Lessons (5 months)
Text: $35, 43 pages with color photos and large stitch diagrams
Approximate Cost of Supplies: $40
DMC floss number for tassel: 3041
About teacher Becky Autry
Becky has taught classes for her local chapter, local library, various EGA chapters, region seminars and the 2012 EGA National Seminar. She has served EGA extensively in volunteer posts at the local, regional and national level. Becky has been a chapter president, region director, co-chair of our Appraiser Certification a Program, National Exhibit Chair for “Through the Needle’s Eye”, Bylaws Review Chair and more. She has been the recipient the Rocky Mountain Region Claire Award and the Gold Thread Award for the region.
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